1. Navy to commission amphibious transport dock ship Portland

    The future USS Portland (LPD 27) will be commissioned during a ceremony in Portland, Oregon, April 21.

    In this file photo, the future USS Portland (LPD 27) transits Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a brief stop for fuel in January. (U.S. Navy/MC1 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  2. USS John C. Stennis completes TSTA/FEP training, evaluation

    The aircraft carrier completed a tailored ship's training availability (TSTA) and final evaluation problem (FEP), April 16.

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 prepares to bring cargo aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea, April 14. (U.S. Navy/MC3 William Ford)
  3. USS Michael Murphy returns home from deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned to Pearl Harbor, April 18, after a deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) approaches the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 18. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Jessica O. Blackwell)
  4. Milius to depart San Diego, forward deploy to 7th Fleet

    The ballistic missile defense (BMD) capable guided-missile destroyer will leave her San Diego homeport this week to join the U.S. Navy's Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

    In this file photo, USS Milius (DDG 69) returns home to San Diego in 2015 following a deployment. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder)
  5. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility assists with Kauai relief

    The U.S. Navy in Hawaii is part of a multi-agency team providing relief to hundreds of residents isolated or displaced on Kauai after massive flooding.

    A view of a flooded area of Kauai as seen from a U.S. Army 25th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter, April 17. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson)
  6. Bonhomme Richard departs Japan, concludes forward-deployed service

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Sasebo, Japan, April 18, capping six years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Sasebo, April 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jordan Crouch)
  7. Navy establishes command to ensure readiness of warships forward deployed in Japan

    Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific was officially established in Japan, April 11, to oversee forward-deployed surface ship maintenance, training and certification.

    In this file photo, the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Barry (DDG 52) steam in a formation during exercise Multisail 2017. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  8. Stennis Carrier Strike Group cruiser-destroyer warships begin SWATT exercise

    Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercises improve warfighting proficiency, lethality and interoperability before integrating with the strike group.

    USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) departs San Diego, April 16. (U.S. Navy/Clinton C. Beaird)
  9. USNS Mercy arrives in Malaysia for Pacific Partnership

    U.S. and partner nation personnel supporting the Pacific Partnership mission aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship arrived in Port Kelang, April 16.

    USNS Mercy arrives in Port Kelang, April 16. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joshua Fulton)
  10. Pacific Partnership mission concludes in Palau, heads to Malaysia

    The Palau phase of the 2018 Pacific Partnership mission concluded with a ceremony aboard USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), April 14.

    Builder 3rd Class Michael Waits, left, and Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Robert Farina assemble a roof for a Pacific Partnership engineering project in Palau, April 11. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Caledon Rabbipal)

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